UK deathcore quintet BOUND IN FEAR have unveiled new single and harrowing short film ‘Everblack’, taken from their new EP, Eternal, out now via Unique Leader Records.
The harrowing animated video tackles the sensitive subject of domestic/child abuse, and is semi-anecdotal of vocalist Ben Mason’s upbringing. As well as raising awareness of the issue, there are phone numbers and contact points for mental health support at the end of the video.
Ben commented “It felt alien making a video that was so personal and honest to me. Seeing it in its final form really tore me up, and made me realise how much the video’s subject still affects my life. I thought I had dealt with it, but in reality it is something I will always have to live with. There are so many others who have suffered in this way and are afraid to talk about it. If this video encourages even one person to reach out and get help, then that means the world to us and is a step in the right direction for society”
Watch previous video ‘Left To Drown’ here: https://youtu.be/pIXvntuiT08
Pre order Eternal here:
1. Cardinal Sin
2. Left To Drown
3. My Mind, My Prison
5. The Harrowing
Since their formation in 2016, UK quintet BOUND IN FEAR have been creating uncompromisingly heavy music and in a short time have crafted a niche for themselves amongst the ungodly heavy. Their first release Regicide was received incredibly well by the underground scene, selling out of all pressings. The band spent the release cycle playing shows around the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The accrued reputation the band gained resulted in a record deal with Unique Leader Records.
The next step in BOUND IN FEAR’s catalogue of monstrously heavy music was the 2019 debut full-length The Hand Of Violence. The lyrical content took a very dark and personal route, while the compositions became more structured, intricate, and menacing. The release propelled BOUND IN FEAR into a new echelon of the extreme music scene, seeing their streaming stats increase heavily and CD, vinyl and merch sales beating all expectations.
Now in 2021, BOUND IN FEAR follow up with the Eternal EP, a collection of five songs crafted with detailed soundscapes, a result of increased collaboration within a refreshed line-up, and a hunger for ever more extreme compositions, sounds, and tones. Eternal will stand as a testament to the new direction of BOUND IN FEAR, without leaving behind their previous works. With Eternal, BOUND IN FEAR are ready to show the extreme metal world that they are here to stay, and here to slay.
Vocalist Ben Mason comments “BOUND IN FEAR to me has always been self-explanatory – it’s about things that we go through in life that define us as people. The Eternal EP touches on memories that manifest into nightmares, substance abuse, childhood trauma and everything in between that we don’t talk about because we feel ashamed.
“In our music we always try to give an honest experience to show people that they are not alone, but to also help them understand that being angry, sad, upset and confused is okay – not everyone can see what happens behind closed doors. The things that we experience may be Eternal, but they can also be beaten.”